Locally Operated Levees: Issues and Federal Programs

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The report discusses the role of levees in flood risk reduction, the shared responsibilities for levees in the United States, and the role of three agencies: FEMA, the Corps, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It also discusses federal assistance for levees, describes the debate about whether levees investments have a role in federal flood mitigation programs, and compares Corps, FEMA, and NRCS activities and authorities. Finally, the report outlines policy options for locally-operated levees that might be considered by the 112th Congress. Legislative proposals in the 111th Congress are discussed in an Appendix.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 5, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Keegan, Natalie

Analyst in American Federalism and Emergency Management Policy

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King, Rawle O.

Specialist in Financial Economics and Risk Assessment

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Carter, Nicole T.

Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

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Stubbs, Megan

Analyst in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 5, 2011
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United States
Description:

The report discusses the role of levees in flood risk reduction, the shared responsibilities for levees in the United States, and the role of three agencies: FEMA, the Corps, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It also discusses federal assistance for levees, describes the debate about whether levees investments have a role in federal flood mitigation programs, and compares Corps, FEMA, and NRCS activities and authorities. Finally, the report outlines policy options for locally-operated levees that might be considered by the 112th Congress. Legislative proposals in the 111th Congress are discussed in an Appendix.

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34 pages.

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